Commit a9d6e411 authored by Dave Moxey's avatar Dave Moxey
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Add initial text to change Windows build instructions

parent 17340703
......@@ -350,43 +350,40 @@ From a terminal (Applications->Utilities->Terminal):
\end{lstlisting}
\end{enumerate}
\subsection{Windows}
Windows compilation is supported, but presently the build process is a little
convoluted. You need the following software to be pre-installed on your system:
\subsection{Windows}
The following software must be pre-installed on your system:
\begin{itemize}
\item Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
\begin{itemize}
\item Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is required
\end{itemize}
\item Python Compiler 2.7.2+ (download from
\url{http://www.http//python.org/download/})
\item CMake 2.8.7+ (download from \url{http://www.cmake.org/HTML/index.html})
\begin{itemize}
\item Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 or 2013 (Windows 7 SP1+ required).
\item CMake 3.0+ (download from \url{http://www.cmake.org/download/})
\begin{itemize}
\item When prompted, select the option to add CMake to the system PATH.
\end{itemize}
\item WinRAR (download from \url{http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm})
\end{itemize}
\item WinRAR (download from \url{http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm})
\item Optionally, you can install Git to use development versions.
\end{itemize}
\newcommand{\nekver}{\input{../../VERSION}}
\subsubsection{Unpack the tarballs}
\begin{itemize}
\item Unpack the \inlsh{nektar++-\nekver.tar.gz} file using
WinRAR
\item Create a \inlsh{ThirdParty} directory within the
\inlsh{nektar++-\nekver} subdirectory.
\item Unpack the \inlsh{nektar++-\nekver.tar.gz} file using WinRAR.
\item Create a \inlsh{ThirdParty} directory within the
\inlsh{nektar++-\nekver} subdirectory.
\end{itemize}
\begin{notebox}
Some windows version do not
recognise the path of a folder which has '++' in the name. If you think that
your windows version can not handle path containing special characters, you
should rename \inlsh{nektar++-\nekver} to
\inlsh{nektar-\nekver}.
\end{notebox}
\end{itemize}
Some Windows versions do not recognise the path of a folder which has
\inltt{++} in the name. If you think that your Windows version can not
handle path containing special characters, you should rename
\inlsh{nektar++-\nekver} to \inlsh{nektar-\nekver}.
\end{notebox}
\subsubsection{Installing Boost}
\subsubsection{Building ThirdParty libraries}
Download ThirdParty packages from \inlsh{www.nektar.info/thirdparty} as requried
below.
\begin{itemize}
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